Category Archives: preserving/drying food

Refrigerator Pickled Beans

Summertime is Caesar time. Here is one more way to use some of those extra beans that are so plentiful in the garden or in farmer’s markets right now. This is a fast and easy recipe that produces a crispy, … Continue reading

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Nuts . . . and Squirreling Things Away

One of the first food blogs I started following way back when was Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen. It has an inexplicable charm, likely because of the balance of her passion for all things food-related and her light-hearted wit. Reading her … Continue reading

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Blackberry Habanero Jelly

It’s blackberry season and this year our valley has a bumper crop. It seems everywhere we go there are branches bending over with the weight of ripe, luscious berries. Best part? They’re free! Blackberries freeze well. I lay them out … Continue reading

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My New Baby! Now what do I do with it?

Gotta love internet shopping! Click, click, wait a few days and pick it up at the post office. (Think how I’m reducing my carbon footprint.) On Maia’s recommendation, I ordered this Excalibur food dehydrator and it arrived yesterday. It has … Continue reading

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